Exceptional Student Education (ESE), also known as special education, is instruction individually designed to meet the academic, physical, cognitive and social-emotional needs of students with disabilities. Our goal is to assure that all students with disabilities are taught by caring, dedicated, highly qualified and knowledgeable ESE teachers.
We offer degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral levels as well as an undergraduate minor and five graduate certificates.
Our faculty are actively involved in research grants and federal and state teacher preparation projects. Funding opportunities are available for several of our programs.
What to expect with an exceptional student education degree.
Explore the field’s diverse career options and how to get there.
We offer undergraduate and graduate level programs in a variety of modalities
such as face-to-face, fully online and mixed-mode to meet your needs.
- K-12 Certification
- Learning and Language (Non-Certification)
- Applied Behavior Analysis
- Autism Spectrum Disorders
- Collaborative Intervention Specialist
- Interdisciplinary Language and Literacy Intervention
- Pre-Kindergarten Disabilities
- Exceptional Student Education
- Exceptional Education
Lisa Dieker, Ph.D.Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair
Dan Ezell, Ed.D.Associate Professor
Rebecca Hines, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Mary Little, Ph.D.Professor
Matthew Marino, Ph.D.Professor
Caroline Marrett, Ph.D.Senior Lecturer and Academic Program Coordinator
Maria Reyes, Ph.D.Associate Professor
Janice Seabrooks-Blackmore, Ph.D.Professor and Executive Director
Eleazar Vasquez, Ph.D.Professor and Director